61 episodes

Join Animal Law professor and longtime activist Mariann Sullivan as she unpacks the latest updates, cases, and news from the burgeoning world of animal law. Mariann will be joined by the leaders in the field, and will offer her own insightful (and sometimes biting) commentary. 912842

Animal Law Mariann Sullivan, Law Professor, Pundit, Vegan

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 4 Ratings

Join Animal Law professor and longtime activist Mariann Sullivan as she unpacks the latest updates, cases, and news from the burgeoning world of animal law. Mariann will be joined by the leaders in the field, and will offer her own insightful (and sometimes biting) commentary. 912842

    Animal Law Podcast #61: The Case of the Forgotten Birds

    Animal Law Podcast #61: The Case of the Forgotten Birds

    On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Alexis Andiman and Sylvia Lam about Cape Fear River Watch v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a case currently pending in the Fourth Circuit, in which their clients challenge the EPA's guidelines for the amount of pollution that slaughterhouses are permitted to emit into waterways. With slaughterhouses in the news for other reasons, here is one more way in which they are causing enormous harm with which we should all be familiar. Fortunately, the Clean Water Act sets standards and guidelines, but, unfortunately, they are not being followed. This lawsuit seeks to set that right.

    • 43 min
    Animal Law Podcast #60: The Case of the Slaughterhouse Water

    Animal Law Podcast #60: The Case of the Slaughterhouse Water

    On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Alexis Andiman and Sylvia Lam about Cape Fear River Watch v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, a case currently pending in the Fourth Circuit, in which their clients challenge the EPA's guidelines for the amount of pollution that slaughterhouses are permitted to emit into waterways. With slaughterhouses in the news for other reasons, here is one more way in which they are causing enormous harm with which we should all be familiar. Fortunately, the Clean Water Act sets standards and guidelines, but, unfortunately, they are not being followed. This lawsuit seeks to set that right.

    • 44 min
    Animal Law Podcast #59: The Case of the Downed and Desperate Pigs

    Animal Law Podcast #59: The Case of the Downed and Desperate Pigs

    On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I'm bringing you something a little bit different. I speak with Wayne Hsiung of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), who is a lawyer but is also one of the defendants in the cases we'll be speaking about today. The felony charges being brought against him and other DxE activists, in multiple states, are a result of open rescues of sick and dying animals from factory farms, which have been followed by prosecutions in which activists, including Wayne, are being charged with a wide range of offenses--including "theft of fruits and vegetables." We talk about the challenges of mounting a defense against these charges and how the lobbying influence of the agriculture industry directly targets animal activists.

    • 48 min
    Animal Law Podcast #58: The Case of the “Right to Rescue”

    Animal Law Podcast #58: The Case of the “Right to Rescue”

    On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I'm bringing you something a little bit different. I speak with Wayne Hsiung of Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), who is a lawyer but is also one of the defendants in the cases we'll be speaking about today. The felony charges being brought against him and other DxE activists, in multiple states, are a result of open rescues of sick and dying animals from factory farms, which have been followed by prosecutions in which activists, including Wayne, are being charged with a wide range of offenses--including "theft of fruits and vegetables." We talk about the challenges of mounting a defense against these charges and how the lobbying influence of the agriculture industry directly targets animal activists.

    • 58 min
    Animal Law Podcast #57: The Case of the Empty Pet Store

    Animal Law Podcast #57: The Case of the Empty Pet Store

    I speak with Rebecca Cary of the Humane Society of the United States about Just Puppies v Frosh, a case brought against the Attorney General of of Maryland arguing that that state's ban on the sale of dogs and cats in pet stores was unconstitutional. Rebecca is the attorney who wrote and filed the amicus brief filed by HSUS in favor of the state's position defending the "Pups' Act." We discuss the recent decision of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland upholding the law against dormant commerce clause, preemption, and equal protection arguments. We also discuss why this decision is not only significant in and of itself but also bodes well for the over 300 laws being passed around the country imposing similar sales bans in an effort to undermine puppy and kitten mills, which are generally the source of the animals sold in most pet stores.

    • 43 min
    Animal Law Podcast #56: The Case Of the Speedy Slaughterhouse

    Animal Law Podcast #56: The Case Of the Speedy Slaughterhouse

    On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I speak with Cristina Kladis and Professor Delcianna Winders of the Lewis and Clark Law School Animal Law Clinic about the very first case filed by the clinic, Farm Sanctuary v USDA. This very important lawsuit seeks to invalidate the agency's new rules eliminating line speed limits for pig slaughter, thereby putting pigs, workers and the environment at even greater risk from the horrors perpetrated in these slaughterhouses. If that were not enough, these rules also delegate much of the responsibility for oversight of the slaughter process from USDA inspectors to untrained slaughterhouse workers. Then, in addition to this groundbreaking lawsuit, we discuss the formation of this brand new clinic, which is devoted to litigation regarding farmed animals.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

vegan girlie ,

Informative podcast

I find this podcast so informative and astonishing at the same time. I have learned so much in my time listening and i hope to go on to be a better activist because of it. Carry on the great work.

Andy at TripleYourClients.com ,

5 Star - Go Vegan!

As a vegan this is a must listen for me. Highly recommended. Keep up the right work Mariann Go Vegan!

Jflmitcham ,

Animal Law

You really get a sense of how difficult it is to fight a legal battle for animals from these podcasts. Whilst I may not understand every legal nuance of what is discussed, the information is generally presented in an accessible way so no need to be a lawyer to listen. Well worth it for broadening your knowledge and Mariann is a joy to listen to.

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To